Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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March 6, 2014

10:51 MORNING UPDATE: BCSO arrests five on drug charges


A call for a welfare check on two children resulted in the arrests of five adults early Thursday morning at a residence in the 6100 block of Dripping Springs Road in Park City, according to Barren County Sheriff's Office citations.

Upon deputies' arrival just before 10 p.m., the aroma of marijuana was coming from the door, according to the citations. After making contact with one of the residents, they were shown an active methamphetamine lab, along with other drugs and drug-related items.

The children were taken to T.J. Samson Community Hospital for treatment due to exposure to the lab, according to the citations, and the following individuals had been arrested by 1:30 a.m. by Deputies David Houchens and Eric Bull:

•Charles W. Skaggs, 23, and Elexis Renee Houchens, 21, both residents of the home where the arrests occurred, are each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, first offense; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); and controlled substance endangerment to child, fourth degree.

•James P. Crabtree, 41, of Tompkinsville, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine).

•Matthew Wade Vancamp, 23, of Tompkinsville and Tubby Preston Skaggs, 23, of Park City are each charged with possession of marijuana and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

Charles Skaggs and Elexis Houchens, and Crabtree remained lodged in the Barren County Detention Center midmorning Monday with no bond set, according to the jail website. Tubby Skaggs and Vancamp remained as well, each in lieu of a $500 unsecured bond, according to the jail website.

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